Amazon sent me a fun little email today. It was informing me that it was World Book Day. Now, I am not one to get into the whole acknowledgement of this and that day; however, there was this other Bronte’ day on my birthday… Wait, back on track. I love books. I love books! I LOVE EM! Maybe a bit too much. If I have any money to spare, it would not be on cottages, which I am excessively fond of. Quite the contrary, it would be adding to my library. The problem therein lies the fact that I cannot possibly read all the books that line my shelves, although I do my best.
Solomon once said: “to the making of books, there is no end.” Boy, did he have that right! Oh and by the way, if there is a family picture next to the bookshelf, I won’t be able to help myself. I will grab my magnifying glass and try to read all the titles that line your book shelf while you are all gorgeously dressed and smiling beautifully. Movies can be especially trying.
Where was I again? Oh yes, my current reads.
The Handmaid’s Tale By Margaret Atwood. I am not sure how I feel about this book. I feel like I am being dragged back through Orwell’s 1984 or Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 all over again.
What Falls from the Sky: How I Disconnected from the Internet and Reconnected with the God Who Made the Clouds. Esther Emery is a new discovery but not so new to the Homesteading world. The daughter of Carla Emery who is considered to be the best authority and pioneer for living off grid and self-sustainably (and the author of best-selling book The Encyclopedia of Country Living ). I was drawn to the book by the simple fact that I have long talked about disconnecting from all social media and just spending that time with family and connecting face to face with friends. Here is someone that did that and wrote about it. The story starts off with a bit of history of how she got to this point and since it is written by the author, it is a bit difficult for me to engage in since I have a hard time with first-person writing. But I never want to put down the book. That is telling, isn’t it?
Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him I was drawn into this book when I heard both Clarkson’s talk on the infamous, Read Aloud Revival Podcast. Nathan struggle with many mental struggles that tugged at my Mommy heart and something that I am passionate about. As a child, Nathan struggled with OCD, Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, etc. and his mother, best-selling author Sally Clarkson, learned how to reach to him through books and helped guide him to be the best version he could be. Since I feel like I struggle with that connection with my own impulsive son, I am looking forward to gleaning from the woman that has been there and done that and has now written the book on it!
So, there you go. Three books that I am currently reading. I spared you from all the Kindle books I have started as well as all the other researching and text books I am currently working through. You’re welcome.
So, what are you reading for World Book Day?
Bonus! Our current family read-aloud is the Five Little Peppers. We are wrapping this one up and considering Doctor Do-Little next. Thoughts?